Long-established Japanese confectionery store “Chikurindo Honpo” in Toyama reopens


Takebayashi-do Honpo, a long-established Japanese confectionary store founded in 1773, which was forced to close in April 2022, will reopen on February 16, 2024 (Friday). The new Chikurindo Honpo will offer customers amazake manju, which has remained unchanged since its establishment, and will also take on the challenge of selling Zenjiro, a new brand of Japanese sweets launched with patissier Hirohiro Tsujiguchi.

Zenjirou manjuu (Japanese chestnut miso)

Miso (fermented soybean paste) is kneaded into the amazake-based dough to bring out its rich flavor and delicate saltiness. The dough is filled with white bean paste made with plenty of Japanese chestnuts, so that the rich flavor and natural sweetness of chestnuts can be fully enjoyed.

Zenjiro manjuu chocolat

The amazake-based dough and the red bean paste inside are made with high cacao chocolate from Vietnam and Peru, creating a rich flavor. Black pepper is added to the crust as a secret ingredient, and the sesame seed topping enhances the deep flavor.

Zenjiro Manju Pistachio

Pistachios, known as the “Queen of Nuts,” are lavishly added to the amazake-based dough and white bean paste inside. The mellow and rich pistachio flavor is pushed to the forefront. It is an elegant product that takes the traditional manju to a new level.

Zenjiro Koji financier - Green tea Dainagon

This financier is richly flavored with Uji green tea from Kyoto. By kneading malt into the dough, it has a new moist texture. The sweetness and texture of Dainagon azuki beans accentuate the Japanese flavor.

Zenjiro Koji financier - Toyama stick tea

This financier is lavishly decorated with Toyama-bocha (stick tea) from Fujiokaen, a teahouse in Toyama. Toyama-bocha is a roasted green tea made by roasting the stems of green tea using far-infrared rays, and is characterized by its sweetness and soft taste. This product allows you to enjoy the aroma and elegant taste of tea all at once.

Zenjiro Koji financier plain

Among the malt financier series, this product contains the highest amount of malt. You can enjoy the rich malt flavor and aroma and moist new texture to your heart’s content.


Location: 1-5-2 Chuo-dori, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
regular closing day: Tuesdays, Wednesdays *Open if the day falls on a national holiday, January 1, and other special holidays

>Chikurindo Honpo official website



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